The FutureWriters Cohort


Sharing Your Stories: To share the story you began in our earlier workshop, login to the FutureWriters Google Classroom, which you can access from your Google Drive. Create a new Post by clicking the + sign in the bottom right corner of the classroom Stream. Use the attachment icon to add a pdf or document version, or use the link icon to a pdf or Google Doc with a shareable link from Google Drive. Standard manuscript format is Courier 12, double-spaced.  Please feel free to leave comments on a couple of peers' stories with prompts like: "I like...", "What if..." and "Tell me more about..."

Our Norms


Make | Create | Do
Take Risks
Learn from Failure
Document & Reflect

On Spec Magazine

Check out some of the past issues from our Authenticity Partner, OnSpec Magazine, the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, which is based in Edmonton, AB. You will need to be logged into your rvschools Google account to view the full issue.

Day One Agenda

RVS Education Center • Tue Sep 22, 2015


08:30am  Introduction to FutureWriters


 08:50am Norms - Self Reflection Tool


09:45am Creative Confidence Protocol from knowledge commons prompt


10:20am  Break


Alberta Tomorrow Provocation- Student Questions Drive the Inquiry

Find Themes


11:15 am Intermediate Deliverable - iSearch Tool


12:15pm  Lunch


12:50pm  Exhibition – Gallery Walk


01:05pm  Instructional Design Sketch – FUTURE WRITERS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FRAMEWORK


01:45pm  Critique & Revision – Critical Friends Protocol


02:15pm  Revision

02:45pm  October Design:
                     How will you design opportunities of students questions to drive the inquiry?
                     What tools will your students need to build their writing skills?

 
03:30pm  Departure

Day Two Agenda

RVS Education Center • Wed Sep 23, 2015


08:35am Illustrated Learning Journey  


09:20am  Concept Development Tool - Crowd Source


09:40am  Develop a Story Outline Tool


10:30am  Break


10:45am  Write a Story Draft


11:30am  Critique & Revision – Story & Style Protocol


12:15 pm Lunch


12:45pm Design Assessment:
                   What observations, conversations and products will you collect?
                   How will you support students to reflect on competencies?


01:35pm Give Ask Steal Protocol


02:00pm Revision

02:45pm Deliverables and Next Steps 
  • Making Learning Visible: Documentation Plan for Introduction to Anthology
  • Anthology Layout and Art
  • Cross-Classroom Critique and Revision Planning
  • Learning Specialist Site Visit Scheduling
  • Publishing Deliverables & Scheduling
  • FOIP Release Forms

03:30pm Dismiss

Day Three Agenda

RVS Education Centre • Tue Nov 24, 2015


08:30am  Intro: Agenda, deliverables and support moving forward.


08:45am Empathy Interview 


9:00am  Writing the Introduction to your RVS FutureWriters Anthology • 
What Skills and Competencies did the Students Develop? 
What Aspects of the Project Engaged Them?
What were some Memorable Moments from the Project? 


09:45am  Sharing your Introduction with Empathy Interview Partner - I like... I wonder... Tell me more about...


10:00am  Revise Introduction


10:15am Break


10:30am  Building the Title Page, Acknowledgements, Contents, Foreward and Introduction in BookWright,  Foreword _Diane Walton_Nov 2015


11:00am Adding stories 


11:30am   Gallery Walk


11:45am Revision 


12:00pm Lunch


12:30pm  Creating the Cover


12:45pm  Work Time


2:30pm  Completion Timeline: Exporting Proofs, Publishing and Exhibition Planning, Printing Plan, Invitation for Feedback


3:30pm Departure